5 Things To Do This Week – 01/05/22

5 Things To Do This Week – 01/05/22

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*The Scandinavian Cultural Center presents a film screening of Push from award-winning Swedish director Fredrik Gertten on Saturday, January 8 at 1:00 pm. This powerful documentary investigates why we can’t afford to live in our own cities anymore. Tickets are $7 or free for members. Proof of vaccination and masks are required to attend. Don’t get “pushed out” and buy your tickets here.

*The Newton Art Association hosts a virtual demonstration on Sunday, January 9th at 2:00 pm with renowned watercolorist Irena Roman. In addition to being a painter, Irena is a Professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston. Click here for event information with this master watercolorist. 

*Join the Newton Free Library for A Night in the Amazon with Erica Ferencik on Tuesday, January 11th at 7:00 pm. Thirty-foot anacondas; puppy-sized spiders; SUV-length electric eels that can kill you with a glancing blow – these are some of the creatures that Erica encountered on her month-long journey of survival in the Peruvian rainforest while researching her book, Into the Jungle. Sign up here to listen to her incredible stories that are sure to thrill all.

*Buy your tickets now for Capella Clausura’s live performance of Renaissance Portraits.  This visual concert is two nights only Saturday and Sunday, January 15 and 16th.  Experience Fran Forman’s stunning reimaginings of Renaissance portraits alongside secular music of the period. Don’t miss your chance at this unique pairing from the area’s top-performing and visual artists.

*Commonwealth Chorale shares their recording of Randall Thompson’s “The Road Not Taken”. During the spring of 2021, individual recordings of chorale members were combined to create a virtual performance set to the words of poet Robert Frost.  Listen to this moving performance here.

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